Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Dec 2016 20:41 UTC
Oracle and SUN

There's a rumour going around that Oracle is close to ending all development of Solaris, effectively killing the operating system.

Solaris being canned, at least 50% of teams to be RIF'd in short term. All hands meetings being cancelled on orders from legal to prevent news from spreading. Hardware teams being told to cease development. There will be no Solaris 12, final release will be 11.4. Orders coming straight from Larry.

It's just rumours for now, but they've been gaining steam over the past few days.

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RE: Comment by d3vi1
by Z_God on Thu 1st Dec 2016 22:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by d3vi1"
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I guess it'd be likely they would move the development to another party if they don't want to do it themselves anymore. Or indeed release the code all freely.

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